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Phoenix Rising captain Darnell King on the pod ahead of USL Championship final

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November 9, 2023
Phoenix Rising captain Darnell King

It’s a role he’s held for two years. The first one? It didn’t go quite as planned. But under Juan Guerra and surrounded by talented players such as Danny Trejo and Rocco Rios Novo, Darnell King has led his team to the USL Championship Final. But can he take the side one more step and lift the league trophy?

Join Owain Evans on the PHNX Rising Podcast for a one-on-one with the man who’ll be wearing the armband on Sunday.

0:00 Intro

2:04 Previewing the Championship

4:17 The road to get here

5:47 Growth as a captain

13:49 How is this team different than 2020?

17:38 Not playing the Final in 2020

23:46 Main goals when the season started

26:16 Most challenging aspect of this season

27:47 What’s brought the most joy this season

33:03 Full circle with Charleston

34:25 Facing old teammates

38:40 Speaking to the fans

39:40 Message to teammates before the Final

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